Archive for January, 2008

F-1 Visa Employment Opportunities – Practical Training

1/17/2008 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

Practical training is off-campus work authorization that permits an F-1 student to engage in employment related to his or her field of study. Practical training may be authorized to an F-1 student when: The F-1 Visa Student is lawfully enrolled on a full time basis; In an approved college, university, conservatory, or seminary; For one [...]Read More >

F-1 Visa Employment Opportunities – Internship with an International Organization

1/17/2008 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

An F-1 student who has been offered employment with a qualifying international organization must apply to the regional immigration service office with jurisdiction over the student’s place of residence. 8 C.F.R. § 214.2 (f) (9) (iii). The application must include: Written certification from the organization that the proposed employment is within the scope of the [...]Read More >

F-1 Visa Employment Opportunities Off-Campus Employment

1/17/2008 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

An F-1 student may be authorized by the school’s DSO to work off-campus on a part-time basis based on severe economic hardship. 8 C.F.R. § 214.2 (f) (9) (ii). The severe economic hardship must be the result of unforeseen circumstances beyond the student’s control. The student cannot work more than 20 hours a week when [...]Read More >

F-1 Visa Employment Opportunities-On-campus Employment

1/17/2008 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

Most F-1 students may engage in on-campus employment without obtaining specific permission if the student is engaged in a full course of study and the employment will not displace a U.S. resident. 8 C.F.R. § 214.2 (f) (9) (i). On-campus employment must be performed on the school’s premises or at an off-campus location that is [...]Read More >

Update on India EB-2 Visa Unavailability

1/13/2008 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

Serotte Reich Wilson, LLP received the following information on the unavailability of EB-2 visa numbers for Indian nationals and other immigrant visa retrogression issues from AILA and its Department of State Liaison. The Department of State recently announced the India EB-2 visa unavailability in the February 2008 Visa Bulletin. The unavailability of EB-2 visas for [...]Read More >